Welcome to the corridor science library, a growing collection of research publications.

Applying Nature’s Design: Corridors as a strategy for biodiversity conservation

Anthony B. Anderson and Clinton N. Jenkins

Corridor Ecology: The Science and Practice of Linking Landscapes for Biodiversity Conservation

Jodi A. Hilty, William Z. Lidicker Jr., Adina Merenlender, and Andrew P. Dobson


Linkages In The Landscape: The Role Of Corridors And Connectivity In Wildlife Conservation

Andrew F. Bennett


Linking Australia’s Landscapes: Lessons and opportunities from large-scale conservation networks

James Fitzsimons, Ian Pulsford, and Geoff Wescott

Agostinho AA, Agostinho CS, Pelicice FM, Marques EE2012Neotropical IchthyologyFish ladders: safe fish passage or hotspot for predation?
Alvez JP, Schmitt Filho AL, Farley J, Alarcon G, Fantini AC2012Ecological RestorationThe potential or agroecosystems to restore ecological corridors and sustain farmer livelihoods: evidence from Brazil
Anderson AB, Jenkins CN2006NAApplying nature's design: Corridors as a strategy for biodiversity conservation
Anderson MG, Ferree CE2010PLoS ONEConserving the stage: climate change and the geophysical underpinnings of species diversity
Åstrom J, Pärt T2013EcologyNegative and matrix-dependent effects of dispersal corridors in an experimental metacommunity
Atobe T, Osada Y, Takeda H, Kuroe M, Miyashita T2014Prco Roy Soc BHabitat connectivity and resident shared predators determine the impact of invasive bullfrogs on native frogs in farm ponds
Auffret AG, Cousins SAO2013EcographyGrassland connectivity by motor vehicles and grazing livestock
Beier P1993Conservation BiologyDetermining minimum habitat areas and habitat corridors for cougars
Beier P, Brost B2010Conservation BiologyUse of land facets to plan for climate change: Conserving the arenas, not the actors
Beier P, Gregory AJ2012PLOS BiologyDesperately seeking stable 50-year-old landscapes with patches and long, wide corridors
Beier P, Majka DR, Spencer WD2008Conservation BiologyForks in the road: Choices in procedures for designing wildland linkages
Beier P, Noss RF1998Conservation BiologyDo habitat corridors provide connectivity?
Beier P, Spencer WD, Baldwin R, McRae B2011Conservation BiologyTowards best practices for developing regional connectivity maps
Beier P2012Ecological RestorationConceptualizing and designing corridors for climate change
Berger J, Cain SL2014Conservation BiologyMoving beyond science to protect a mammalian migration corridor
Boughton DA, Pike AS2013Conservation BiologyFloodplain rehabilitation as a hedge against hydroclimatic uncertainty in a migration corridor of threatened steelhead
Braaker S, Ghazoul J, Obrist MK, Moretti M2014EcologyHabitat connectivity shapes urban arthropod communities - the role of green roofs
Brost BM, Beier P2011Ecological ApplicationsUse of land facets to design linkages for climate change
Brost BM, Beier P2012PLoS ONEComparing linkage designs based on land facets to linkage designs based on focal species
Bush A, Hermoso V, Linke S, Nipperess D, Turak E, Hughes L2014Journal of Applied EcologyFreshwater conservation planning under climate change: demonstrating proactive approaches for Australian Odonata
Calçada EA, Closset-Kopp D, Gallet-Moron E, Lenoir J, Rêve M, Hermy M, Decocq G2013Journal of Applied EcologyStreams are efficient corridors for plant species in forest metacommunities
Carroll C, Fredrickson RJ, Lacy RC2013Conservation BiologyDeveloping metapopulation connectivity criteria from genetic and habitat data to recover the endangered Mexican wolf
Carroll C, Rohlf DJ, Li YW, Hartl B, Phillips MK, Noss RF2014Conservation LettersConnectivity conservation and endangered species recovery: a study in the challenges of defining conservation-reliant species
Chen I, Hill JK,Ohlemuller R, Roy DB, Thomas CD2011ScienceRapid range shifts of species associated with high levels of climate warming
Chetkiewicz CB, Boyce MS2009Journal of Applied EcologyUse of resource selection functions to identify conservation corridors
Clevenger AP, Sawaya MA2010Ecology and SocietyPiloting a non-invasive genetic sampling method for evaluating population-level benefits of wildlife crossing structures
Collinge SK2000EcologyEffects of grassland fragmentation on insect species loss, colonization and movement patterns
Creech TG, Epps CW, Monello RJ, Wehausen JD2014Landscape EcologyUsing network theory to prioritize management in a desert bighorn sheep metapopulation
Crooks KR, Soulé ME1999NatureMesopredator release and avifaunal extinctions in a fragmented system
Cushman SA, Landguth EL2012Ecological ModellingMulti-taxa connectivity in the Northern Rocky Mountains
Cushman SA, Landguth EL, Flather CH2013Biodiversity and ConservationEvaluating population connectivity for species of conservation concern in the American Great Plains
Damschen EI, Baker DV, Bohrer G, Nathan R, Orrock JL, Turner JR, Brudvig LA, Haddad NM, Levey DJ, Tewksbury JJ2014Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USAHow fragmentation and corridors affect wind dynamics and seed dispersal in open habitats
Damschen EI, Brudvig LA, Haddad NM, Levey DJ, Orrock JL, and Tewksbury JJ2008Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USAThe movement ecology and dynamics of plant communities in fragmented landscapes
Damschen EI, Haddad NM, Orrock JL, Tewksbury JJ, Levey DJ2006ScienceCorridors increase plant species richness at large scales
Doerr VAJ, Barrett T, Doerr ED2011Journal of Applied EcologyConnectivity, dispersal behaviour and conservation under climate change: a response to Hodgson et al
Early R, Sax DF2011Ecology LettersAnalysis of climate paths reveals potential limitations on species range shifts
Etherington TR, Holland EP2013Landscape EcologyLeast-cost path length versus accumulated-cost as connectivity measures
Evans DM, Levey DJ, Tewskbury JJ2013Ecological RestorationLandscape corridors promote long-distance seed-dispersal by birds during winter but not during summer at an experimentally fragmented restoration site
Feeley KJ, Rehm EM2012Global Change BiologyAmazon's vulnerability to climate change heightened by deforestation and man-made dispersal barriers
Fernández-Chacón A, Stefanescu C, Genovart M, Nichols JD, Hines JE, Páramo F, Turco M, Oro D2013Journal of Animal EcologyDeterminants of extinction-colonization dynamics in Mediterranean butterflies: the role of landscape, climate and local habitat features
Fletcher RJ, Revell A, Reichert BE, Kitchens WM, Dixon JD, Austin JD2013Nature CommunicationsNetwork modularity reveals critical scales for connectivity in ecology and evolution
Ford AT, Clevenger, AP2010Conservation BiologyValidity of the prey-trap hypothesis for carnivore-ungulate interactions at wildlife-crossing structures
Gilbert-Norton L, Wilson R, Stevens JR, and Beard KH2010Conservation BiologyA meta-analytic review of corridor effectiveness
Gillies CS, St. Clair CC2008Proceedings of the National Academy of SciencesRiparian corridors enhance movement of a forest specialist bird in fragmented tropical forest
Gonzalez A, Lawton JH, Gilbert FS, Blackburn TM, and Evans-Freke I1998ScienceMetapopulation dynamics, abundance,and distribution in a microecosystem
Gregory AJ, Beier P2014Conservation BiologyResponse variables for evaluation of the effectiveness of conservation corridors
Haddad NM1999Ecological ApplicationsCorridor and distance effects on interpatch movements: a landscape experiment with butterflies
Haddad NM, Bowne DR, Cunningham A, Danielson BJ, Levey DJ, Sargent S, and Spira T2003EcologyCorridor use by diverse taxa
Haddad, NM2012Nature Methods Connecting ecology and conservation through experiment
Hale ML, Lurz PWW, Shirley MDF, Rushton S, Fuller RM, Wolff K2001ScienceImpact of landscape management on the genetic structure of red squirrel populations
Hannah L, Roehrdanz PR, Ikegami M, Shepard AV, Shaw MR, Tabor G, Zhi L, Marquet PA, and Hijmans RJ2013Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USAClimate change, wine, and conservation
Heller NE, Zavaleta ES2009Biological ConservationBiodiversity management in the face of climate change: A review of 22 years of recommendations
Hess GR, Fischer RA2001Landscape and Urban PlanningCommunicating clearly about conservation corridors
Hilty JA, Lidicker WZ, Merenlender AM2006NACorridor ecology: the science and practice of linking landscapes for biodiversity conservation
Hobbs RJ1992Trends in Ecology and EvolutionThe role of corridors in conservation: solution or bandwagon?
Hodgson JA, Moilanen A, Wintle BA, Thomas CD2011Journal of Applied EcologyHabitat area, quality and connectivity: striking the balance for efficient conservation
Hodgson JA, Thomas CD, Cinderby S, Cambridge H, Evans P, Hill JK2011Conservation Letters Habitat re-creation strategies for promoting adaptation of species to climate change
Hoegh-Guldberg O, Hughes L, McIntyre S, Lindenmayer DB, Parmesan C, Possingham HP, Thomas CD2008ScienceAssisted colonization and rapid climate change
Jaeger KL, Olden JD, Pelland NA2014PNASClimate change poised to threaten hydrologic connectivity and endemic fishes in dryland streams
Jain A, Chong KY, Chua MAH, Clements GR2014Conservation BiologyMoving away from paper corridors in Southeast Asia
Janin A, Léna J-P, Deblois S, Joly P2012Conservation BiologyUse of stress-hormone levels and habitat selection to assess functional connectivity of a landscape for an amphibian
Jantz P, Goetz S, Laporte N2014Nature Climate ChangeCarbon stock corridors to mitigate climate change and promote biodiversity in the tropics
Januchowski-Hartley SR, McIntyre PB, Diebel M, Doran PJ, Infante DM, Joseph C, Allan JD2013Frontiers in Ecology and the EnvironmentRestoring aquatic ecosystem connectivity requires expanding inventories of both dams and road crossings
Jenkins CN, Pimm SL, Alves MAS2011Natureza & ConservaçãoHow conservation GIS leads to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Jenkins CN, Pimm SL, Joppa LN2013PNASGlobal patterns of terrestrial vertebrate diversity and conservations
Joshi A, Vaidyanathan S, Mondol S, Edgaonkar A, Ramakrishnan U2013PLoS ONEConnectivity of tiger (Panthera tigris) populations in the human-influenced forest mosaic of central India
Krosby M, Tewksbury J, Haddad NM, Hoekstra J2010Conservation BiologyEcological connectivity for a changing climate
Kujala H, Moilanen A, Araujo M, Cabeza M2013PLoS ONEConservation planning with uncertain climate change projections
Lacher I, Wilkerson M2014Conservation BiologyWildlife connectivity approaches and best practices in US state wildlife action plans
Landguth EL, Hand BK, Glassy J, Cushmann SA, Sawaya MA2012EcographyUNICOR: a species connectivity and corridor network simulator
LaPoint SP, Gallery P, Wikelski M, Kays R2013Landscape EcologyAnimal behavior, cost-based corridor models, and real corridors
Lawler JJ, Ruesch AS, Olden JD, McRae BH2013Ecology LettersProjected climate-driven faunal movement rates
Lawson CR, Bennie JJ, Thomas CD, Hodgson JA, Wilson RJ2012Journal of Applied EcologyLocal and landscape management of an expanding range margin under climate change
Legrand D, Guillaume O, Baguette M, Cote J, Trochet A, Calvez O, Zajitschek S, Zajitschek F, Lecomte J, Benard Q, Le Galliard J, Clobert J2012Nature MethodsThe Metatron: an experimental system to study dispersal and metaecosystems for terrestrial organisms
Magris RA, Pressey RL, Weeks R, Ban NC2014Biological ConservationIntegrating connectivity and climate change into marine conservation planning
Mazaris, AD, Papanikolaou AD, Barbet-Massin M, Kallimanis AS, Jiguet F, Schmeller DS, Pantis JD2013PLoS ONEEvaluating the connectivity of a protected area’s network under the prism of global change: the efficiency of the European Natura 2000 network for four birds of prey
McCauley DJ, Young HS, Dunbar RB, Estes JA, Semmens BX, Micheli F2012Ecological ApplicationsAssessing the effects of large mobile predators on ecosystem connectivity
McKelvey KS, Copeland JP, Schwartz MK, Littell JS, Aubry KB, Squires JR, Parks SA, Elsner MM, Mauger GS2011Ecological ApplicationsClimate change predicted to shift wolverine distributions, connectivity, and dispersal corridors
McRae BH, Dickson BG, Keitt TH, Shah VB2008EcologyUsing circuit theory to model connectivity in ecology, evolution,and conservation
McRae BH, Hall SA, Beier P, Theobald DM2012PLoS ONEWhere to restore ecological connectivity? Detecting barriers and quantifying restoration benefits
Milko LV, Haddad NM, Lance SL2012Journal of Insect ConservationDispersal via stream corridors structures populations of the endangered St. Francis' satyr butterfly (Neonympha mitchellii francisci)
Mokany K, Harwood TD, Ferrier S2013Journal of Applied EcologyComparing habitat configuration strategies for retaining biodiversity under climate change
Munshi-South, J2012Molecular EcologyUrban landscape genetics: canopy cover predicts gene flow between white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus) populations in New York City
Noss RF1987Conservation BiologyCorridors in real landscapes: a reply to Simberloff and Cox
Nuñez T, Lawler JJ, McRae BH, Pierce DJ, Krosby MB, Kavanagh DM, Singleton PH, Tewksbury JJ2013Conservation BiologyConnectivity planning to address climate change
Orrock JL, Danielson BJ, Burns MJ, Levey DJ2003EcologySpatial ecology of predator–prey interactions: corridors and patch shape influence seed predation
Parks SA, McKelvey, KS, Schwartz, MK2013Conservation BiologyEffects of weighting schemes on the identification of wildlife corridors generated with least-cost methods
Parmesan C1996NatureClimate and species' range
Parmesan C, Yohe G2003NatureA globally coherent fingerprint of climate change impacts across natural systems
Paekau D, Vasquez-Dominguez E, Tucker NIJ, Moritz C2009Ecological management and RestorationMonitoring movement into and through a newly planted rainforest corridor using genetic analysis of natal origin
Potts AJ, Hedderson TA, Cowling RM2013Diversity and DistributionsTesting large-scale conservation corridors designed for patterns and processes: comparative phylogeography of three tree species
Powell D, Maschinski J2012Ecological RestorationConnecting fragments of Pine Rockland ecosystem of south Florida: the connect to protect network
Powney GD, Roy DB, Chapman D, Brereton T, Oliver TH2011Methods in Ecology and EvolutionMeasuring functional connectivity using long-term monitoring data
Resasco J, Haddad NM, Shoemaker DD, Orrock JL, Brudvig LA, Damschen EI, Tewksbury JJ, Levey DJ2014EcologyLandscape corridors can increase invasion by an exotic species and reduce diversity of native species
Richardson DM, Hellmann JJ, McLachlan JS, Sax DF, Schwartz MW, Gonzalez P, Brennan PJ, Camacho A, Root TL, Sala OE, Schneider SH, Ashe DM, Clark JR, Early R, Etterson JR, Fielder ED, Gill JL, Minteem BA, Polasky S, Safford HD, Thompson HR, Vellend M2009Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USAMultidimensional evaluation of managed relocation
Rosenberg DK, Noon BR, Meslow EC1997BioscienceBiological corridors: form, function, and efficacy
Rosenthal A, Stutzman H, Forsyth A2012Ecological RestorationCreating mosaic-based conservation corridors to respond to major threats in the Amazon Headwaters
Rovero F, Jones T2012Ecological RestorationWildlife corridors in the Udzungwa Mountains of Tanzania
Rudnick DA, Ryan SJ, Beier P, Cushman SA, dieffenback F, Epps CW, Gerber LR, Hartter J, Jenness JS, Kintsch J, Merenlender AM, Perkl RM, Preziosi DV, Trombulak SC2012Issues in EcologyThe role of landscape connectivity in planning and implementing conservation and restoration priorities
Saura S, Bodin O, Fortin MJ2013Journal of Applied EcologyStepping stones are crucial for species' long-distance dispersal and range expansion through habitat networks
Sawaya MA, Clevenger AP, Kalinowski ST2013Conservation BiologyDemographic connectivity for Ursid populations at wildlife crossing structures in Banff National Park
Schlotterbeck C2012Ecological RestorationThe Coal Canyon story
Schmiegelow FKA, Machtans CS , Hannon SJ1997EcologyAre boreal birds resilient to forest fragmentation? An experimental study of short-term community responses
Schoon M, Baggio JA, Salau KR, Janssen M2014Environmental Modelling and SoftwareInsights for managers from modelling species interactions across multiple scales in an idealized landscape
Sharma S, Dutta T, Maldonado JE, Wood TC, Panwar HS, Seidensticker J2013Proceedings of the Royal Society BForest corridors maintain historical gene flow in a tiger metapopulation in the highlands of central India
Simberloff D, Cox J1987Conservation BiologyConsequences and costs of conservation corridors
Simberloff D, Farr J,Cox J, Mehlman D1992Conservation BiologyMovement corridors: Conservation bargains or poor investments?
Suárez-Esteban A, Delibes M, Fedriani JM2013Journal of Applied EcologyBarriers or corridors? The overlooked role of unpaved roads in endozoochorous seed dispersal
Tewksbury JJ, Levey DJ, Haddad NM, Sargent S, Orrock JL, Weldon A, Danielson BJ, Brinkerhoff J, Damschen EI, Townsend P2002Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USACorridors affect plants,animals, and their interactions in fragmented landscapes
Theobald DM, Reed SE, Fields K, Soulé M2012Conservation LettersConnecting natural landscapes using a landscape permeability model to prioritize conservation activities in the United States
Tingley R, Phillips BL, Letnic M, Brown GP, Shine R, Baird SJE2013Journal of Applied EcologyIdentifying optimal barriers to halt the invasion of cane toads Rhinella marina in arid Australia
Trainor AM, Walters JR, Morris WF, Sexton J, Moody A2013Landscape EcologyEmpirical estimation of dispersal resistance surfaces: a case study with red-cockaded woodpeckers
Trainor AM, Walters JR, Urban DL, Moody A2013Animal ConservationEvaluating the effectiveness of a Safe Harbor Program for connecting wildlife populations
Travis JMJ, Delgado M, Bodeci G, Baguette M, Barton K, Bonte D, Boulangeat I, Hodgson JA, Kubisch A, Penteriani V, Saastamoinen M, Stevens VM, Bullock JM2013OikosDispersal and species' responses to climate change
Tucker NIJ, Simmons T2009Ecological Management and RestorationRestoring rainforest habitat linkage in northern Queensland: Donaghy's Corridor
van Dijk WFA, van Ruijven J, Berendse F, de Snoo GR2014Biological ConservationThe effectiveness of ditch banks as dispersal corridor for plants in agricultural landscapes depends on species' dispersal traits
Velo-Antón G, Parra JL, Parra-Olea G, Zamudio KR2013Molecular EcologyTracking climate change in a dispersal-limited species: reduced spatial and genetic connectivity in a montane salamander
Vieilledent G, Cornu C, Sanchez AC, Pock-Tsy JL, Danthu P2013Biological ConservationVulnerability of baobab species to climate change and effectiveness of the protected area network in Madagascar: towards new conservation priorities
Vilá M, Ibáñez I2011Landscape EcologyPlant invasions in the landscape
Weldon AJ, Haddad NM2005EcologyThe effects of patch shape on Indigo Buntings: evidence for an ecological trap
Wikramanayake E, Dinerstein E, Seidensticker J, Lumpkin S, Pandav B, Shrestha M, Mishra H, Ballou J, Johnsingh AJT, Sunarto S, Thinley P, Thapa K, Jiang G, Elagupillay S, Kafley H, Pradhan NMB, Jigme K, Teak S, Cutter P, Aziz MA, Than U2011Conservation LettersA landscape-based conservation strategy to double the wild tiger population
Williams P, Hannah LEE, Andelman S, Midgley GUY, Araujo M, Hughes G, Manne L, Martinez-Meyer E, Pearson R2005Conservation Biology Planning for climate change: Identifying minimum-dispersal corridors for the cape Proteaceae
Zeigler S, Fagan WF2014Movement EcologyTransient windows for connectivity in a changing world
Zeller KA, Nijhawan S, Salom-Pérez R, Potosme SH, Hines JE2011Biological ConservationIntegrating occupancy modeling and interview data for corridor identification: A case study for jaguars in Nicaragua
Zeller KA, McGarigal K, Whiteley AR2012Landscape EcologyEstimating landscape resistance to movement: a review